For it’s 75th anniversary, the State Theatre is getting a facelift, along with plans to enhance the audio and visual experience. The project is being managed by the Michigan Theatre Foundation and will include doubling the number of screening rooms from two to four, the installation of an elevator, new seating, and a new projection and sound system. The renovations will also restore the original Art Deco design of C. Howard Crane. A public fundraising campaign to help support the renovations will be launched this summer.
I have a soft spot in my heart for midnight movies. The best times I’ve had at the movies are going with friends, or even alone, and meeting new devotees of a midnight movie. You can check out these cult classics through the end of summer only at The State.
Evan Haywood brings his “psychedelic folk fables” to the Electric Eye Cafe this Monday. Haywood is an Ann Arbor-based songwriter and sound-conjurer, currently nearing completion of his second solo album, Perfumed Gardens. We’ll have an interview with Haywood posted next week, discussing his approach to reinventing the realms of folk music, as well as the launch
Boom for real was a catchphrase Basquiat said when something really wowed him. It’s impossible to believe that anyone seeing this film won’t walk away feeling inspired; the film is a boom, for real.